The TV show we all knew and loved from our childhood is coming back to screens and we are so ready for it. Originally, no other cast member's return was confirmed other than Duff playing her original character when she shared news of the reboot two months ago. But rest assured we just got confirmation that the Lizzie McGuire reboot coming to Disney+ Canada will keep the original family cast.
In the fantasy world of millennials, the Disney Channel would make a reboot of every TV show from our childhood. There's just something about watching characters you grew up with who you know and love that creates a comforting and warm feeling. We'd probably all watch the heck out of our favourite shows from the early 2000s if Netflix Canada ever brought them on (hint hint). But this Lizzie McGuire reboot might be all the feelings of nostalgia we have to hold onto for a little while.
In August, Duff posted a throwback montage of Lizzie McGuire clips to officially announce the show's reboot. She shared that the new show will focus on her character while she's in her thirties. She also said that The Lizzie McGuire Movie from 2003 will be living on Disney+, which is good to know and may hold us over until the reboot is released.
Then, she kept kind of quiet about the show, not posting many more Lizzie McGuire related photos, other than a photo of her at the Disney D23 Expo a day after announcing the reboot.
But in Duff's recent Instagram post, she shared a snap of the original McGuire fam standing in their new set. In the caption, she wrote, "we are standing in what will soon be the McGuire living room. What’s up fam. We doin this".
The original family was played by Jake Thomas as Matt, Robert Carradine as Sam, and Hallie Todd as Jo. According to Entertainment Weekly, all three actors "will reprise their roles" in the remake. Here's hoping that Matt is still as sinister and hilarious as he was as a child in the original series.
And LADbible reported that Gary Marsh, President of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement that, "Just like there is no Lizzie McGuire without Hilary Duff, there is no McGuire family without Hallie, Robert, and Jake." We completely agree with you, Marsh.
There is still no confirmed premiere date, but fingers crossed that it's sometime in 2020.
Next up, we need confirmation of who's playing Miranda and Gordo and our hearts will be full to the brim with excitement!